I have a couple of former colleagues who are expecting babies so I've decided to knit a couple of blankets. At the same time I'm stash busting by knitting the Rainbow blanket from the 2008 Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar - January 7, 2008 - using some Red Heart Soft Baby acrylic yarn in the Naptime colourway. I modified the pattern by adding 10 rows of garter stitch after the casting on 160 stitches and only knit 8 stitches of garter stitch on each side rather than the 12 the pattern calls for.
It's about half done now. I'm going to use up two complete 170g balls and a partial ball of 30g.